Pay or Play Healthcare Reform Webinar


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Archived Webinar

READY TO PAY OR PLAY? Preparing Your Business for
Healthcare Reform

Originally Held: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: Complimentary

Featured speakers: Laura M. Dinon and Courtney L. Nichols

Topic Overview:

In 2010, sweeping healthcare reform was approved by both the U.S. Congress and the President of the United States in the form of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The various changes within PPACA have slowly been implemented since its passage in 2010. On Jan. 1, 2014, the employer Shared Responsibility Provision of PPACA became effective, impacting a majority of employers.

This webinar addressed key concerns for employers as they prepare for the implementation of the Shared Responsibility Provision of the PPACA, or as it has become known, the "pay or play" provision.

Among the questions that were answered are:

  • Which employers are "large employers," subject to the Shared Responsibility provision of PPACA?
  • Which employees are considered "full-time" under PPACA and entitled to benefits?
  • What is "minimum essential coverage" and "minimum value" under PPACA?
  • How to properly treat different classifications of employees under PPACA, including temps, new hires and seasonal employees.
  • What safe harbors are available for employers to protect their business?
  • Description and examples of "initial measurement" and "stability" periods under safe harbors provisions.
  • What applicable penalties exist for large employers who fail to comply?
  • Options available to employers and recommendations for compliance.

 Who Should Attend this Webinar?:

This webinar is a must review webinar for HR professionals, business
executives and claims professionals with EPLI coverage providers.

Continuing Education Credit Information:

This program is approved for 1.25 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This approval is valid through 6/13/2013 and is not transferable.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute Web site at

The use of the above seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.  


  Featured Speakers:

Laura M. Dinon


With over 20 years experience in employment law, Laura M. Dinon concentrates her practice on representing public and private employers in all aspects of employment law, including labor relations. She has a broad client base of small to medium size businesses, including healthcare practices, municipalities and large insurance companies. She handles cases in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations and administrative agency hearings.


Courtney L. Nichols


Courtney L. Nichols is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law and Litigation practice groups. Ms. Nichols focuses her litigation practice in the areas of employment law, including discrimination and retaliation claims, whistleblower disputes, premises liability and civil rights law. She also represents and advises employers on important employment issues involving various state and federal statutes, including ELCRA, FMLA, ADA, FLSA and Title VII.